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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from January 11 to 17, 2020 (No. 1500)

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2020-01-17
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【Internal Affairs】
On January 12, the North Korean media emphasized the legitimacy of the idea of frontal assault and the importance of internal unity to carry out the decisions made at the plenary meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK).

On January 13, the North Korean media underscored that the working class in the major industries should carry out the decisions made at the Party plenary meeting.

On January 14, the North Korean media reported that the Yangdok Hot Spring Cultural Recreation Center began rendering service for hot spring cures.

On January 15, the North Korean media reported that the provincial Party committees held their plenary meetings to carry out the tasks decided at the Party plenary meeting.

On January 16, the North Korean media emphasized the importance of building up Juche-based might with self-sufficiency and self-reliance as the motive power.

On January 16, the North Korean media reported that a rally of people in the major industries was held to carry out the tasks decided at the Party plenary meeting.

On January 16-17, the North Korean media reported that people arrived in Pyeongyang to participate in the 2019 general meeting on agriculture and senior Party and government officials visited the lodgings of the participants on January 16; and the participants paid their respects at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on January 17.

【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On January 14, the North Korean media, citing a Yonhap News Agency report, denounced the South Korean Navy for conducting maneuvers in the East Sea.

On January 16, the North Korean media, citing a Yonhap News Agency report, denounced the relocation of equipment of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division in Fort Riley, Kansas to South Korea.
 
 【Foreign Affairs】
On January 11, the North Korean media reported that Foreign Ministry adviser Kim Kye Gwan, in a statement, blasted the United States and South Korea regarding the delivery of US President Trump’s messages concerning birthday wishes to Kim Jong Un and their hopes to return to dialogue.

On January 14, the North Korean media reported that a DPRK-China friendship meeting for Lunar New Year’s Day took place at the Taedonggang Diplomatic Club.

On January 17, the North Korean media reported that a DPRK-China friendship art performance was given by Chinese artists at the Ponghwa Art Theatre.